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Old 04-06-2016, 07:30 PM
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Way to go! Now starts the best part! Phase I actually flying. Don't fret the paint or wheel pants. I have 55 hrs on my 9A no paint and just started working fairing and wheel pantst. But flying take presidents.

I had Vic do my sign off and very happy he did. Very complete inspection to make sure my work was up to snuff. I think you can be confident in your work if Vic liked it. Perhaps we can get together at X35 when you get off your home turf.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:53 PM
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Way to go! Now starts the best part! Phase I actually flying. Don't fret the paint or wheel pants. I have 55 hrs on my 9A no paint and just started working fairing and wheel pantst. But flying take presidents.

I had Vic do my sign off and very happy he did. Very complete inspection to make sure my work was up to snuff. I think you can be confident in your work if Vic liked it. Perhaps we can get together at X35 when you get off your home turf.
Absolutely, I feel very relieved knowing Vic approved it. I was fortunate enough to get a 100nm test area, and was thinking of heading to X35 once the engine is broken in to have Jesse balance my prop.

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Old 04-06-2016, 08:34 PM
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Hey Chris, how about a photo of that colorful engine?

Congratulations!. It looks great....

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Old 04-07-2016, 05:21 AM
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Chris,

The front and tornado warnings (of course,it's Sun n Fun week) are likely to keep you from flying this AM.
If you elect to postpone until tomorrow AM, George and I will be at ZPH on Friday morning and happy to stand by for any assistance if you need it.

We're in hanger four, units 8 & 10. (Main ramp, hanger facing the runway)
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Be sure to post your first flight if we miss it.

Wish you success!!
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:46 AM
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Default Congrats Chris

Congratulations Chris - I have a finished 9A as well but just waiting on getting some squawks taking care of before meeting with the DAR. Has my build really been 10 years - oh well.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:06 AM
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Congrats Chris, and Go Jackets!

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Old 04-07-2016, 12:32 PM
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Congrats Chris. Great job. Have a great first flight.

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Old 04-24-2016, 12:36 PM
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The only issues were high cylinder head temps. I had carb drilled and replaced with a larger jet. Engine is a titan o-320 with a c/s hartzel prop. I made a lot of tweaks, baffle, carb jet. Inlet , climbing out at 120 knots. I ran engine hard for the 1st 40 hours. When all said and done, the engine just needed to be broken in!! At 55 hours temps have come way down. Normal summer climb out runs about 390-400 degrees on hottest cylinder. During break in 425-450.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:39 PM
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N351sm completed 06/2015 The only regret was taking 10 years to complete.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:21 AM
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Default N1605A finally has paint

Thanks to Jonathan at PlaneSchemer for the final design and Upper Valley Aviation for doing the work. I think it looks great! You can see more pictures on my blog if you want to see some of the design and progress pictures.

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